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Erskine welcomes Paul Bell to staff

Posted on December 18, 2018 by

John Paul Bell, Sr., a member of the Erskine College Class of 1984, has been named Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Strategic Giving, Erskine President Dr. Robert Gustafson announced today. A resident of Due West, Paul is married to Jeanne Neely Bell ’92, and they are the parents of two children. He most recently […]

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Erskine students show their gratitude—at a rate of 100 percent

Posted on December 12, 2018 by

Erskine College students receiving the South Carolina Tuition Grant expressed their thanks in handwritten notes to legislators during the 2018 letter-writing campaign sponsored by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. (SCICU). Erskine was recognized for its 100 percent participation in the project, tying with Allen University. SCICU officials praised the schools in a press […]

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‘Adopt-a-Grandparent’ program is an 18-year success story for Women’s Tennis

Posted on December 5, 2018 by

Erskine student-athletes who are away from their families can feel that distance keenly as they face the challenges of adjusting to college life and balancing their academic and athletic pursuits. For some 18 years, under the direction of Coach Calhoun Parr, the Women’s Tennis Team has been bridging the gap that results as students are […]

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Seminary professor now contributing to

Posted on November 29, 2018 by

Dr. Michael Milton, James Ragsdale Professor of Missions and Evangelism and director of the chaplain ministries emphasis in the Master of Divinity program at Erskine Seminary, has recently been asked to begin writing for, a publication of the Salem Media Group. Milton says that in his writing, he will try to “make theology accessible […]

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Christmas tree ceremony brings students together

Posted on November 29, 2018 by

The lighting of a live Christmas tree highlighted a campus gathering hosted by the Student Development Office Monday evening. “The Due West Lions Club donated a Christmas tree that was planted by facilities just outside Watkins Student Center,” Vice President for Student Success Dr. Wendi Santee said. “This provides a permanent Christmas tree for this […]

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Graduate to sing national anthem at NBA game Nov. 28

Posted on November 27, 2018 by

Erskine College alumna Schadell Brooks will be singing the national anthem when the Charlotte Hornets go up against the Atlanta Hawks in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 28. She is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate and former member of the Erskine admissions team.      

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Erskine students featured in arts performances Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Posted on November 26, 2018 by

Several Erskine entertainment opportunities—three student groups offering a total of four performances—are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. First, the Erskine Players, directed by alumna Rebecca Pearson, will stage “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani in Lesesne Auditorium Friday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. […]

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Amazingly active alumnus caps 100th birthday by zip-lining

Posted on November 19, 2018 by

Congratulations to Robert W. Miller of Kingsport, Tennessee, a member of the Erskine College Class of 1938, on a fantastic 100th birthday celebration and a great honor bestowed on him by his hometown. Miller has “pursued all types of athletics, from paragliding to hot air balloons to powered parachutes,” according to a certificate—issued by the […]

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The tradition continues: a brief history of football at Erskine

Posted on November 15, 2018 by

The following account was contributed by Richard Haldeman, an honorary alumnus and member of the Flying Fleet Hall of Fame. He retired as public relations director at Erskine following a 34-year career and continues to offer dedicated service to Erskine, Due West, and the larger community. Erskine College came late to football, playing its first […]

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